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I Was Married to a Sociopath

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 76 People

    Confronting His Sociopathy Is The Most Terrifying Thing I've Done

    I was introduced to my ex through a mutual friend who sang his praises about how he was the "smartest guy he knew." They'd attended a top law school together a decade before. Almost immediately after we met he began to woo me. It was all very romantic....dinners, handwritten...
    nylonfemme76 nylonfemme76 31-35 4 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    Help

    i am mother of 4 wonderful kids although severly messed up as a direct result of their father my soon hopefully to be x husband molesting and raping them for years I never seen this it totally came out over time and i mean in tiny little increments now here is where i am and...
    michellelangmack michellelangmack 31-35 2 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    The 10-year Nightmare: Married To A Sociopathic Woman

    I am finally divorcing my wife of nearly 11 years. I started the process last summer and she refuses to agree or settle. For the entire time I was married to her, I tried desperately to make things better and figure out what the problem was in my marriage. The low point, and...
    dukearthur2011 dukearthur2011 36-40 22 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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    Actually I still am married to a sociopath.

    I have prayed and hoped that she would somehow change, but I know that isn't going to happen. I have to save myself. She has been having an on going affair for quite some time. I have digital recording of her talking to one of her girlfriends about, and she of course denies...
    john83815 john83815 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 19, 2014

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    Help I'm Married to a Sociopath and Don't Know What to Do

      I am not a sociopath but I believe my husband is.  I am in the process of getting divorced and I am also pregnant with his child.  He has been abusive physically, emotionally and verbally which is why I am divorcing him.  He is great at manipulating people...
    kikikyta kikikyta 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    Do I Know What Happend?

    No. Can I explain it? No. Am I glad that the nightmare is finally over? abso-freaking-lutely! I met my husband, we're separated now, 6 years ago. I was 21, and just out of a terrible relationship with someone that was also probably a sociopath, but that's another story. We dated...
    fallingwthgrace fallingwthgrace 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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    i have just found out my husband is a sociopath

    i am worried and scarred i always thought he was just a cofused man after his awful childhood but the past year has been so awful lying by saying he has cancer going away to say been admitted cancer ward but not telling me where intercepting my bank accounts and stealing and...
    tenovus tenovus 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2014

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    I was married to a sociopath in 2010.

    We stayed together for 3 years. It was the most miserable time of my life. I successfully divorced her (yes a female socio) this year. The last time I saw her was at our court date and she did an unbelievable number to my head. After realizing what I was dealing with, I did a...
    drwho4 drwho4 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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    Finally Free!!!!!

    I was married to a sociopath for ten long years! I was only nineteen when I fell in love with my now ex husband. I became pregnant almost right away, too soon for me to realize what  he really was. On top of his personality disorder he also had a drug addiction which his...
    rosalielac rosalielac 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2010

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    Married To A Sociopath

    I am now married to a sociopath, I am lied to about everything including the air he breaths...I found out he has 2 children and doesnt even see them..I had no idea!...I have been with him for almost 3 years..at first eveything was great...then i would see a lie or two ignore it...
    deana34 deana34 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2009

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    My Sociopathic Former Husband

    For twenty years I convinced myself that he was just too smart for feelings or emotion. I convinced myself the masquerade that the world saw was real. Everyone thought he was brilliant, funny and charming, so why was he so cold to me? There was only one truth, it must be me. For...
    residueoflife residueoflife 46-50 2 Responses Mar 29, 2013

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    The Federal Agent Sociopath

    I met him when I was 17. We dated for 5 years before we were married. When I think back on it, he lied alot then. He also would be missing and I could not find him some days without explaination. After marriage, we had fun. I found him lying for no reason, but i figured, no harm...
    emerald64 emerald64 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2012

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    Help I'm Married to a Sociopath and Don't Know What to Do

      I am not a sociopath but I believe my husband is.  I am in the process of getting divorced and I am also pregnant with his child.  He has been abusive physically, emotionally and verbally which is why I am divorcing him.  He is great at manipulating people...
    kikikyta kikikyta 22-25, F 17 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    I enjoy my freedom. I don't want to share anything. I don't want to care about anyone else besides myself. I just want to be selfish. If I was married (or not married), I can't be...
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    I've been blocked by a bitter woman . I'm still amazed that this woman has the arrogance to firstly contact me , then ask me about Valentine's Day , why she did , I can only assume...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 14

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    I didn't know he was married, we shared a bond but now I am ready to let him go.
    jaianna jaianna 36-40 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was married for 23 long miserable years... Thank God I am now divorced... I'm much happier...
    AwesomeAlert AwesomeAlert 46-50, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I had an affair with a man I worked with for three years. I knew he was married at the outset, but it was a "loveless marriage" and he was "going to get a divorce." Of course...
    point2thesky point2thesky 26-30, M Feb 12

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    I was planning a wedding with what I thought was the love of my life; he was married & had recently had a kid. This was many years ago, but it took years to get over the heartbreak...
    DreamGolfer DreamGolfer 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    My stepfather abused me for 8 years. My mom and I moved in when I was 15. It started within months and lasted util 2 months before I was married. It has changed my attitude to men...
    lindaishere lindaishere 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    hello everyone It took me some time to understand my husband's behaviour because over the years he has successfully made me feel crazy. He seemed to be a charming, quiet...
    froggy7827 froggy7827 56-60, F 2 hrs ago

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    5 years ago I started dating a man that I thought was the man of my dreams. I was depressed and lonely and he paid me so much attention he was like to good to be true..I fell hard...
    gottobekiddingme2015 gottobekiddingme2015 36-40, F Feb 8

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    My husband left me 7 months ago and my son (15) went with him. He said he was done. He said he had to have peace and that he could no longer trust me. If you read my stories...
    reddhot reddhot 51-55, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    When the mask slips... It is so ugly. The sociopath cannot handle losing control. It's a kin to death to them. They live to control people, situations, and everyone's life. In...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 10 Responses Feb 7

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    I just read other posts...and need to expand on my story. : I was dating a guy much younger than myself..i tried to avoid him, and told him iwas happy with my boyfriend...but he...
    ponygirl1202 ponygirl1202 46-50, F a week ago

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    My experience. Hi. I've just turned 14 and want to share my experience. I always knew I was different to the other kids at school. I just didn't get why they all cared so much. As...
    R00Tpath R00Tpath 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    From the young age of 8 I was handed to a man who is a social chameleon... An emotional vampire... A socio/psychopath. I learnt how to read his actions in a way no 8 year old kid...
    SurroundUs SurroundUs 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    First of all I'd like to say this post really helped me understand more of what exactly I'm going through and i feel a sense of relief, 2ndly I fell in love with a con at 21 years...
    marissabrooke31 marissabrooke31 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I think I just need to share my story to get this off my chest. It all started almost 2 years ago when I met this guy named *Patrick, I had a boyfriend at the time too. It was so...
    Lisac1130 Lisac1130 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I am not sure if this is the correct place to ask but I was just wondering if I am a sociopath. I grew up and I knew that I was not your 'average Joe' growing up, I was bullied...
    Anzid Anzid 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    I used to be called spunky. I was told I had a sparkle. I know that I had a love for life and it didn't take much to excite me. I loved people, I loved parties, I loved going...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 30

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    I wrestled for 12 years and was a cage fighter for 3. I'm only 5"10 and 175 lbs though so growing up and even today I tend to attract confrontation. I'm very clean cut and always...
    Zarathustra89 Zarathustra89 22-25 1 Response Feb 1

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    I am beside myself with excitement! I'm in the process of purchasing a new house. My bid was accepted. This means..30 more days and I get to move out!!!!! After 5.5 years.. I...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 11 Responses Feb 9

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    I had this "manager" who should never have been manager. She was completely unprofessional. She lied about everything all the time. Skipped out on work for stupid reasons. And...
    cloaked1 cloaked1 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    I desperately need to talk to others who have been in a relationship with a sociopath... i believe i was in one for over 3 years of lies, manipulations, taking (a ton of money) etc...
    ponygirl1202 ponygirl1202 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Never could grasp how other sociopaths/psychopaths hate there families, I guess that's because my immediate family (most of them) were nurturing, especially my mother. I always...
    dp44 dp44 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    People are so stupid and boring. I'm 14 and was diagnosed as a High-Functioning Sociopath last year. I find normal people to be really stupid and boring. Everyone fumbling around...
    R00Tpath R00Tpath 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    I'm so confused. I don't know if I was diagnosed wrong or what. I have feelings for someone and I know that they are real. I love her and my kids. When I am faced with such things...
    Tbp10 Tbp10 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 8

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    Yes, the sociopathic narcissist is passive aggressive too. I read a book about toxic personalities and the book concluded that the passive aggressive is the most toxic to live with...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 7 Responses Feb 8

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    And am divorcing the sociopathic narcissist. Everything is calm except for his destructive speech. What is destructive speech? It is a way of communicating that sends the "you are...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 12 Responses Feb 18

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    For those that hate Sociopaths. Stop. We hate and destroy you because you are the light that was destroyed in us by the Parental Units and DNA. Using you has nothing to do with you...
    psychicseeker psychicseeker 36-40 1 Response Feb 19

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    the book 'Confessions Of A Sociopath' is pretty interesting. i just like being able to relate to things, idk.
    lyssathecreator lyssathecreator 18-21, F Feb 18

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